providence restaurant los angeles
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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 6 P.M. - 10 P.M. | FRIDAY: 12 P.M. - 2 P.M., 6 P.M. - 10 P.M. | SATURDAY: 5:30 P.M. - 10 P.M. | SUNDAY: 5:30 P.M. - 9 P.M.
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Michael Cimarusti’s fine dining seafood restaurant is a tasting-menu-only affair, and those tasting menus ain’t cheap. But a little-known way around that sort of investment is the small bar located off the foyer, where you can order à la carte from the menu. Because the restaurant is so exclusive, barely anyone thinks to come here to hang out at a bar, so it’s likely you’ll have the place to yourself, save the besuited waiters rushing back and forth, and the occasional group waiting for a table. But the drinks are fantastic, and the bartenders are old-school pros.

Known For
  • good wine
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
A cocktail made with seasonal fruit and the spirit of your choice (sounds kind of hokey but it's always delicious), or something from the wine list.
If you’re feeling rather luxe, order the Like Eskimo cocktail, and say “yes” when they ask whether or not you’d like that with black truffle.